The 2023 Slash season has officially ended, as of 10/26. The program will return during the spring of 2024, please check back at that time for updates and the schedule. Thank you all for another fantastic season!
Any size truck or trailer is welcome at Jefferson County Slash Collection sites. Dump fees are based on six cubic yards (162 cubic feet) of material: six yards is one load. The cost to drop off a single load is $20. Credit cards only. This is equivalent to:
Here is an example to know how to figure your cost:
The fees that are charged help to offset the cost for the processing equipment, staffing and keeping the program sustainable so it can continue into future years.
Slash is debris, from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine cones. If not removed, slash can add to potential fire hazards on your property. The importance of mitigating and preparing your property for wildfire cannot be overstated - and again this year, Jefferson County is your partner in this effort.
Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home, is the first line of defense against wildfires. You can create zones around your home, removing any fire fuels, such as tree debris. Having a properly mitigated property doesn’t mean that wildfire will pass you by, but it gives the fire department a better opportunity to save your home when it does come. Great tips on how to protect your home and property can be found on the Jeffco Sheriff’s hazard mitigation page and at FireWise website. Jeffco's CSU Extension also has a factsheet that can help homeowners plant low-flammability gardens.
View the Google map below to find a location near you!
Wildfire mitigation requires community-wide support to reduce risk for Jefferson County. Donations help the County recover the cost of operating the SLASH program and directly contribute to wildfire mitigation efforts in your community.
If your business is interested in sponsoring the SLASH program, please contact us.